Urbanization in Asia

Governance, Infrastructure and the Environment

Editors: Sridhar, Kala Seetharam, Wan, Guanghua (Eds.)

  • Deals with urban governance, infrastructure, public service delivery and the environment in Asia
  • Presents state-of-the-art research on urbanization issues in Asia
  • Brings a holistic perspective to the debate on urban governance in Asia, by taking into account rural interventions, along with urban adaptations, programs and infrastructure, as well as the impact of urbanization on the environment
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This work focuses on urban governance in the developing world, its aim being to bring a holistic perspective to the debate on urban governance in Asia and around the globe. It has been divided into three sections: The first section is on rural interventions as they influence urbanization and its problems/solutions. The second focuses on urban governance, infrastructure programs, service delivery reforms and their evaluation. The third and final section focuses on urbanization and the environment.

In the first section, we present evaluations of India’s rural programs including the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), and of India’s Total Sanitation Campaign. This section covers the transition from rural to urban areas, and highlights coping mechanisms in urban areas and policy implications for urban governance, from the viewpoint of rural migrants.

The section on urban governance, infrastructure and service delivery is the most in-depth and consists of papers that present state-of-the-art research on many aspects of infrastructure such as cost and time overruns, risks and their mitigation, assessments of the metro rail, and services such as solid waste management.

The focus of the final section is on urbanization and the environment. Here we examine land use change in India, the relationship between urban form and residential energy use in Bandung, Indonesia, and end by depicting a cautiously optimistic view of Asia’s urbanization-environment nexus.

About the authors

Dr. Kala S. Sridhar heads the Public Policy Research in Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore, India, and is a former Ford Public Affairs Fellow. She has written several books on urban issues (from Oxford University Press and Palgrave Macmillan), as well as several journal articles and book chapters. The recipient of several international awards, she is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. Her Ph.D. dissertation at Ohio State University received the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, for whom she is a referee. She has also served as a referee for the Global Development Network (GDN) and member of expert committees of the government of Karnataka with regard to urban development. She was the country expert for India in ADB’s project on green urbanization in Asia, and contributed a chapter to United Cities & Local Governments’ Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy for Asia Pacific. She was a senior advisor to GDN’s global project on urbanization.

Dr. Guanghua Wan is Principal Economist and Head of the Poverty Unit at the Asian Development Bank. Previously, he has served as Senior Economist at the United Nations and taught at a number of Universities in Australia and China. Trained in development economics and econometrics, Dr. Wan is an award-wining scholar on the Chinese economy and an expert on Asia, with an outstanding publication record of more than 100 professional articles and a dozen books, including two published with Oxford University Press. He has led many important projects such as MDGs in Asia; Southern Engines of Global Growth: China, India, Brazil and South Africa; and Poverty and Inequality in Asia. An honorary professor at over ten top institutions in China including Fudan and Zhejiang Universities, Dr. Wan is among the top 9% of economists globally and top 5% in Asia according to the latest REPEC ranking (see http://ideas.repec.org/f/pwa395.html).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sridhar, Kala S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Implementation of MGNREGA: A Study of Two Gram Panchayats in Jhalawar, Rajasthan

    Dey, Moitri

    Pages 9-26

  • ‘Total Sanitation Campaign’ Intervention for a Semiurban Village Through ‘Public–People–Private’ Partnership

    Dive, Manik N (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • Making the Connection Between Informal Self-Employment and Temporary Migration: Lessons from the Cycle Rickshaw Sector

    Sood, Ashima

    Pages 41-57

  • Benchmarking Cities: Evidence from India

    Sridhar, Kala Seetharam (et al.)

    Pages 61-89

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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1637-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urbanization in Asia
Book Subtitle
Governance, Infrastructure and the Environment
Editors
  • Kala Seetharam Sridhar
  • Guanghua Wan
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1638-4
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1638-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1637-7
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2895-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 287
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 illustrations in colour
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